Frequently Asked Questions - STEM Outreach Summer Camps - Northern Illinois University

Frequently Asked Questions - STEM Outreach Camps

1. Where is Northern Illinois University?

2. Does the potential camper need to be a resident of Illinois?

3. What is required in order to apply for camp?

4. What is included in the application packet?

5. Why is a teacher recommendation required and does it have to be a current teacher?

6. Do the camp fees cover everything?

7. Are discounts available?

8. Are there payment plans or is full payment required at the time of application?

9. Does NIU provide any financial aid or scholarships for campers?

10. If NIU is not providing financial aid for a camp I am interested in, where can a camper look for financial support?

11. Who are the counselors at the camp?

12.  How big are the camps?

13. Are all camps residential? May campers leave at night and come back in the morning?

14.  Do campers stay in the residence halls on campus?

15.  What is the penalty for a lost room key?

16.  What should campers bring to camp?

17.  What should campers NOT bring to camp?

18.  When and where should campers arrive at camp?

19.  Will Sunday dinner be served to campers?

20.  What can parents and campers expect upon arrival Sunday evening?

21.  Is there an end of camp presentation or ceremony?

22.  When and where should campers depart camp?

23.  Where do we park to pick-up or drop-off campers?

24.  What if a camper needs to be picked up early?

25.  What is a typical schedule for a camp?

26.  My child has food allergies, how will that be handled?

27.  What if my child becomes sick while at camp?

28.  Who do I contact for additional information?